How Precisely Do Bonobos (Pan paniscus) Grasp Small Objects?

@article{Christel2004HowPD,
  title={How Precisely Do Bonobos (Pan paniscus) Grasp Small Objects?},
  author={Marianne I. Christel and Stefanie Kitzel and Carsten Niemitz},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={165-194}
}
The general objective of this study was to compare the precise grasping behavior and intermanual differences in performance between three Pan paniscus and five Homo sapiens in grasping small objects. We compared the temporal pattern of two submovements of consecutive grasping cycles, the (visuomotor) reaching and the (sensorimotor) grasping. Both species were similarly successful in this task, they showed a behavioral right-hand preference and preferred specific types of grips. Bonobos required… 

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